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  • Afterschool Movie Club (Grades 2-4)

    Afterschool Movie ClubGrades  2 - 4Join Ms. Hans and Ms. Ellwood for an after school movie at a nearby theater! Students can register for one a month. Bus transportation and movie ticket will be provided. Students are able to bring their own money for concessions. Both Hilltop and Shirley Hills students are welcome to attend. Watch for flyers and emails advertising movie club dates and theater information.December 5Disney/Pixar's new release      Cocodeparture and return time, as well as location to be determined#2032-B17F            $29      
  • Alone at Home (Ages 8 - 11)

    Alone at HomeAges 8 - 11Is your child ready to be home alone? The purpose of this class is to prepare youth ages 8 to 11 to respond safely to a variety of situations when direct parental supervision is unavailable. Topics will include: door/visitor and phone safety, gun and Internet safety, house key and personal safety, First Aid situations, severe weather, stove/oven safety, and more. Students should bring a nut-free snack and water bottle to class.Tuesday, October 243:40 - 6:40 pmShirley Hills Primary School   Room 101#2007-A17F              $29Saturday, November 49:30 am - 12:30 pmShirley Hills Primary School    Room 101#2007-B17F               $29
  • Babysitter Training (Ages 11 and up)

    Babysitter TrainingAges 11 and upThis American Safety & Health Institute training program is designed to engage and inform the aspiring babysitter. It provides students everything they need to know from getting started, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, care giving and first aid tips. Course highlights include: fundamental information about babysitting and creating your business; Leadership: you're in charge, but not the parent, and conflict resolutions; Basic caregiving skills like feeding, diapering, holding, safe sleep practices; Play time: keeping children entertained and safe; Safety and injury prevention: telephone safety, SIDs awareness, environmental, weather and preventable hazards; First Aid and CPR: recognizing an emergency, caring for an ill or injured victim, wounds and burn care, choking and CPR. Students should bring a pen and notebook, snacks and a beverage to class.Friday, October 274 - 8 pmEducational Service Center      Community Room#2008-A17F              $59
  • Future Problem Solvers (Grades 7 - 12)

    Future Problem SolversGrades 7 - 12The Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP) teaches students how to think, not what to think. This is accomplished by teaching critical thinking skills, problem solving and decision making via a six-step process. Developing these skills help students to improve their academic and social achievement. Students will learn the six-step problem solving process while participating in one of the components. Teams are divided into divisions: Middle (Grades 7 - 9) and Senior (Grades 10 - 12). The annual cost for the program is $345, with the option of two credit card payments of $172.50. First payment is due at the time of registration, and the second payment is due Monday, December 4. Regional Competition costs are included in the program fee, but, if a student or team advances to State or Internationals, those fees will be dependent upon the individual. Instructor: Julie TaintorGlobal Issues Team Problem Solving (GIPS Team)Under the guidance of a teacher/coaches, teams of four students in grades 7 - 12 use the FPSP six-step model to explore challenges and propose action plans to complex societal problems, such as fads, financial security, amateur sports, the Internet, and genetic engineering. Teams complete two practice problems and one qualifying problem throughout the school year. Trained evaluators score student work and return it with feedback including suggestions for improvement. The top scoring teams on the qualifying problem at Regional Competition are invited to the State Competition held each Spring. The winners of each respective State Competition advance to the FPSP International Conference in June.Global Issues Individual Problem Solving (GIPS Individual)Same as Team Problem Solving, except that a student works individually rather than as a member of a team.Community Problem Solving (CmPS)Teams apply their FPS skills to real problems in their community. A community problem is a problem that exists within the school, local community, region, state or nation. Implementation of the action plan is included in this component. Teams move from hypothetical issues to real world, authentic concerns. The top Community Problem Solving Team projects are invited to the FPSP International Conference in June. It is advised that a student participates in GIPS before CmPS.Individual Community Problem SolvingSame as Community Problem Solving except a student works individually rather than as a member of a team.Scenario WritingStudents compose futuristic short stories of 1,500 words of less related to one of the current year's topics. The first place winner is invited to the FPSP International Conference.Scenario Performance This is for those who enjoy telling stories and is ideally suited to students who show thinking abilities in different ways - particularly for those whose cultural heritage and/or learning styles prefer oral communication. Scenario Performances are connected to the annual FPSPI Scenario Writing topics as participants develop futuristic stories to present in a creative and entertaining manner. The stories do not have to be written, rather they are performed! Students are challenged to create a story that is between four and five minutes in duration, set at least 20 years in the future, and arises from any one of the topics set for Scenario Writing in the FPS year. Submission will take the form of a video file of the student delivering an oral telling of their story,completed in one take, without any edits. The use of any props or aids beyond the use of their voice, is prohibited.Team and Individual Problem Solving and Scenario Writing and Performance will meet on FridaysSchedule to be determinedGrandview Middle School        Room G-192:45 - 4:15 pm#2060-A17F              $345Team and Individual Community Problem Solving will meet on SaturdaysSchedule to be determinedGrandview Middle School           Room G-1910 am - 4 pm#2060-B17F                $345
  • Grandmasters of Chess - Grades K-4

    Grandmasters of ChessGrades K-4New and returning students invited. Each Youth Enrichment League (YEL) Chess follows four basic components:Teach it! Each class students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games.Practice it! Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.Puzzle it! Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafina Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.Play it! Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session.$10 material fee (included in the cost) includes: ChessKid.com membership for the chess session (a $49 value), prizes and puzzle sheets. Sign up today to Think, Learn, and Play Well with YEL!Mondays, October 30 - December 11 (no class November 6)3:40 - 4:40 pmShirley Hills Primary School    Room 101#2033-A17F                  $75Tuesdays, November 7 - December 123:40 - 4:40 pmHilltop Primary School            Room 103#2033-B17F                    $75